Adam Kohl is a freelance naturalist in Wendell, MA available for a range of services.

Services:

  • Field botany (inc. state-listed plant surveys)
  • Nocturnal Lepidoptera surveys (lights, bait, and/or flowers)
  • Consulting for habitat landscaping (large-scale, commercial, or residential)
  • Bioblitzes & property inventories
  • Plant ID & edible plant walks
  • Seed collection (strict ethics policy)
  • Native plant propagation & education
  • Private & group lessons

Experience:

WORK (Independent Contractor unless noted with *):

2022-Large-scale land management consultant: Maine Audubon. Falmouth, ME. Consulting on native vegetation establishment and management in solar arrays.

2022-Conservation agent: Town of Leverett, MA. Leverett, MA. Working with the conservation commission on issues pertaining to the Wetlands Protection Act.

2022-Garden design consultant: Broadfork Permaculture. CT River Valley MA. Collaborative garden design.

2021-Present Approved Botanist for state-listed plant surveys: approved by Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Westborough, MA

2020-Present Independent researcher of nocturnal moth pollination: with funding from and in collaboration with Gegear Lab at UMass Dartmouth. Dartmouth, MA

2019-Present Conservation agent: Town of Wendell, MA (Voting member 2016-’19). Wendell, MA. Working with the conservation commission on issues pertaining the Wetlands Protection Act and Town of Wendell Wetlands Bylaw.

2019-Present Seed collector of common native plant species: Native Plant Trust. Framingham and Whately, MA. Scouting for, acquiring permission to collect, and collecting seeds in accordance with Native Plant Trust guidelines.

2019-Present Field botanist, entomological surveyor, and horticultural consultant: Landscape Interactions LLC. Northampton, MA. Inc. producing botanical inventory reports for UMass ‘Pollinator-friendly’ certification for solar arrays.

2018-2020 Presenter on native plant propagation: Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) Northampton, MA. Conferences, seed collection walks, and sowing demonstrations.

2016-2017 Pollinator habitat designer: with Moosewood Ecological (Chesterfield, NH) for Army Corps of Engineers at Otter Brook. Roxbury, NH

2016-Present Field botanist: University of Central Florida for Betsy Von Holle Ph.D’s research at Cape Cod National Seashore. Wellfleet, MA

2016-Present Owner and operator: native plant nursery, design, consulting, and field botany business. Wendell, MA

2014-2016 Propagation & nursery assistant*, plant sales coordinator*: New England Wild Flower Society (now Native Plant Trust). Whately and Framingham, MA. Work included designing, building, and maintaining a fern propagation lab, propagating exclusively from spores.

1997-Present Artist: recording, performing, visual, and curating

VOLUNTEER:

2022-Appointed member of the Town of Wendell’s Open Space Committee. Wendell, MA. Revising the Town of Wendell Open Space Plan in collaboration with Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)

2019-Present Founder and member: Wendell Pollinator Group. Guided plant and insect walks, presentations, garden design & implementation, insect surveys, and creation of a pollinator action plan in collaboration with FRCOG. Wendell, MA.

2018-Present Volunteer contributor of 600+ moth species records to Mass Moths project, including several new species records for Franklin Co., MA.

2016-Present Private researcher: working to document the biodiversity of Wendell including flower visiting and related insects of Wendell, MA in collaboration with J. William Stubblefield PhD

2016-Present Volunteer contributor: ~40 town-level plant records to Bertin R, et. al (2020) Vascular flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts. New England Botanical Club.

EDUCATION:

2022 Completed coursework: MACC (Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions) fundamentals training

2012-Present Completed coursework: New England Wild Flower Society (now Native Plant Trust); Field Botany and Horticulture

2004 Completed coursework: School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Sound Art (on scholarship) with 4.0GPA

2001-2003 Completed coursework: Cape Cod Community College; Philosophy, Music, and core-classes with 3.9GPA

2000 – GED from the State of Massachusetts

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